Disaster Ministry News
Church of the Brethren volunteers have done repairs to church buildings and homes in Puerto Rico this month. The church buildings receiving repair are connected with Segunda Iglesia Cristo Misionera (Caimito Church of the Brethren) and some nearby homes. Two groups of volunteers, totaling seven people, assisted with the project which received support from Brethren Disaster Ministries. Read more »
Joel S. Billi, president of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) visited Nigerian Vice President Yomi Osinbanjo on Nov. 16, at the Presidential Villa in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. Read more »
The months from July until late October are called the “lean period” in Nigeria because food from last year’s harvest is almost gone, and the new crop is not yet ready. The Boko Haram insurgency has compounded this problem with a decreased ability to even plant crops. Statistics from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Nigeria) states that 8.5 million people in the area are still in need of humanitarian assistance. Read more »
October 18, 2012
It's been over a year since Hurricane Irene flooded Prattsville, N.Y. BDM arrived in July 2012, and the sawdust is flying!
Moments of discovery in Prattsville, New York
August 17, 2012
“I almost think it’s fake; I almost can’t believe it,” said one Prattsville homeowner of the BDM volunteer work teams. “But I see it and it must be real.”
Incredible school kit drive
August 9, 2012
The miraculous way this CWS School Kit drive came together was the highlight of Jeanne Smith's summer.
BDM welcomes Hallie Pilcher
July 20, 2012
Hallie Pilcher, from Roanoke, Va., is "very excited" to join the BDM staff.
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